Historical Guilt: A Luxury Only the Rich Can Afford

Spiked
August 23, 2023

In Spiked, James Heartfield explores the history of reparations – particularly those connected with the Transatlantic black slave trade. In Heartfield’s take on righting the wrongs of the past, he argues that current demands for reparations are a sign of defeatism and that such payments never represent the interests of the compensated.

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